What do you think about solo travel? I used to think it was something I would never do. It seemed scary and lonely and it didn’t really appeal to me at all.
However as I travelled more with friends and family over the years, I felt more confident about going solo. In fact, as daunting as it felt, I decided that it was something I wanted to experience and I’m glad to say that I ventured out on my first solo trip to Seville, Spain and overall it was truly wonderful!
Seville is a great place for a solo traveller and I did my research beforehand to make sure this was the case. When it came to choosing a location I knew I wanted it to be somewhere where I would come across other solo travellers. I also wanted to stay in Europe and I wanted sunshine. Not only did Seville tick all of these boxes, but as I researched online I often saw it as a recommended place for solo travellers.
Once I decided that Seville was the right location, I started looking into flights.
Malaga to Seville
Flying directly to Seville turned out to be a lot more expensive than I had anticipated so I looked for flights to other locations in Spain. I wanted a location which would be close enough to travel to Seville. Malaga looked to be the ideal place to do this. Flight prices were much more affordable and it was only a couple of hours on the train to Seville. Unlike Seville, Malaga is also by the coast. This gave me the opportunity to get the best of both city and coast on my trip.
I spent a night in a hotel close to the airport in Malaga and spent an afternoon by the sea before heading over to my youth hostel in Seville.
A youth hostel can be the best place to stay as a solo traveller, not only for the budget friendly price, but also because they are a great way to meet fellow solo travellers and make friends during your trip. I picked ‘Hostel One Catedral’ because it had great reviews and they provided a range of tours, activities and free meals throughout the day for their guests. Not many people say no to free food so this naturally brought most of the guests together.
Overall my first solo trip was truly wonderful. It wasn’t without its hiccups. I did get lost and I did have to try asking for directions in Spanish but I got through it. I had a great time and felt so accomplished having set out on this adventure on my own. Seville was also a stunning destination with plenty to see and do, from exploring the beautiful Plaza de España, to historical Royal Alcazar or watching a Flamenco show where it first originated.